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School of Medicine
Endocrine Fellowship Applicants
The training program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism welcomes trainees of any race, color, gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin or with disabilities.
Interested applicants should apply via the ERAS site. We require the following supporting documents to be submitted via ERAS:
- Picture (not required, but appreciated)
- Personal statement
- 3 Letters of Recommendation, including one from your program director
- Dean’s Letter – MSPE
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Transcript
- ECFMG Report (if applicable)
Foreign medical graduates will need to have completed a US-based residency program in Internal Medicine prior to beginning the program. At this time we can only accept US Citizens and permanent residents, but encourage all eligible applicants to apply. Selected applicants will be invited to Baltimore for an interview and further discussion of professional goals. Fellowship period begins July 1st.
We offer two training pathways:
1) Physician-Scientist Path (1 position) or
2) The Clinical Scholar Path (2 positions).
*Note that both pathways fulfill all of the educational, clinical and research components required for ABIM certification.
The first year of both tracks is identical and dedicated specifically clinical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. All fellows spend the first 12 months of training seeing patients and working with colleagues in outpatient endocrinology and metabolism clinic; additionally, all fellows will spend time leading the inpatient endocrinology consultation service. All first year fellows will also maintain his/her own half-day continuity clinic (seeing her/his own patients under attending supervision).
Year 2 (Clinical Scholar Track)
The Clinical Scholar Track is a two year program. The second year is designed to hone the fellow’s clinical skills and provide special training to master and begin executing the skills of an expert clinician practicing the complex subspecialty that is endocrinology. Based on their interests and career goals, fellows assist in the second-year schedule development process to ensure that the training experience leaves them well poised to transition into clinical practice. During the second and final year of training, fellows maintain their weekly continuity clinic, participate in endocrine electives and attending clinics, and also have additional opportunities to acquire expertise in technical skills. These skills include DXA scan analysis and assessment, thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration, insulin pump management and continuous glucose monitoring training. Fellows on the 2-year Clinical Scholar Track are expected to complete at least one mentored scholarship project that can be submitted for publication. These fellows also complete a quality improvement project as well as teach medical students, residents and first year fellows. The goal of the Clinical Scholar Track is to prepare individuals to become outstanding clinical endocrinologists in an academic setting or practice.
Years 2 and 3 (Clinical and Basic Science Research Track)
The Clinical and Basic Science Research Track continues in years 2 and 3 and is a three-year program. This track is designed for fellows who want to train in basic/translational research or clinical investigation (epidemiology or human laboratory). Following their first year of clinically-focused training, research fellows are involved in one or more research projects supervised by a faculty mentor. Some fellows work with several mentors for collaborative research efforts. During their first year of training, fellows meet with potential clinical or basic science mentors to discuss research opportunities. In doing so, research fellows are able to begin their second year of training with a clear vision of how their research years will be spent productively. We expect that research fellows will publish abstracts and manuscripts during the training program. Fellows will be mentored in grant writing and manuscript preparation. Through this process, fellows will be able to compete for grant funding and faculty positions in academic settings. In addition to research training, fellows maintain their weekly continuity clinic and participate in all conferences. There are opportunities for research fellows to obtain post-graduate degrees in Clinical Investigation, Epidemiology or Public Health. The goal of this training is to prepare individuals for clinical or basic science research careers in academic medicine.